Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia recognised 15 new graduates from its National Indigenous Training Academy program last week, bringing the total number of graduates from the school to 659 since kicking off in 2011.
“We are really proud of the National Indigenous Training Academy program which provides not just job opportunities but career pathways for Indigenous Australians,” Voyages CEO Matt Cameron-Smith said.
“Our goal at Voyages is to ensure these young people are provided with skills for life and many of them go on to work with us long-term.
“We are one of the largest Indigenous employers in Australia, and we’re committed to our ongoing work to empower a growing Indigenous workforce across the country,” he added.
The National Indigenous Training Academy was established to deliver employment programs for young Indigenous Australians, and was developed in partnership with William Angliss Institute and Far North Training Consultancy. The academy delivers nationally recognised Level 3 certification traineeships in Hospitality, Tourism and Retail at Ayers Rock Resort, NT and Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre, QLD.
Featured image: the National Indigenous Training Academy graduating class alongside Cameron-Smith; Kristin Howden, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer; Rick Aller, Chair; Joe Morrison, Group CEO, ILSC; & Ian Hamm, Chair at ILSC.